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2nd Annual Sustainable Business & Design Conference

Designing Sustainability as the New Cultural Paradigm
April 17, 2008

Welcoming Remarks

  • Joyce Brown, Ph.D., President of FIT

Special Activities

  • exhibition of student work
  • sustainable fashion show
  • Korean natural dyed fabric exhibition created and installed by Sang Phil Lee, Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Dong Shin University and General-Chairman, Graduate school, Dong Shin University

Breakout Sessions

Defining Sustainability
Arthur Kopelman, PhD, Professor of Science, Department of Science & Mathematics, FIT

Every Day Matters Corporate Social Responsibility at J. C. Penney
Jim Thomas, Sustainability VP at J. C. Penney

Programmatic Aspects of Implementing a School of Sustainability
Anamaria Cobo de Paci, Dean of Students, Stony Brook Southampton; Jeffrey Lang, Student activist, Stony Brook Southampton; Evan Peoples, Student activist, Stony Brook Southampton

Sustainability Consciousness Raising Efforts of Faculty and Studentsat FIT and ElsewhereFaculty and Student Panel
Sandra Krasovec, Associate Professor, Packaging Design Department, FIT; Barbara Knapp, Adjunct Faculty, International Trade and Marketing Department, FIT; Jane Tabachnick, Enterprise Center, FIT; Oya Demirli, Institute for Sustainable Communication; Josias Hernandez, Student Activist, Interior Design Club President; Nicole Baez, Student Activist, International Trade and Marketing

Emerging Green Builders
Emily Kildow, U.S. Green Building Council - New York Chapter

Climate Change
Geoffrey Rogers, Ph. D., Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics, FIT

Fair Trade: Fair for Life
Georgia Kalivas, Faculty, Textile Development and Marketing, FIT

Sustainable Development - Case Study: Waste-for-Life
Eric Feinblatt, Adjunct Faculty, FIT Graduate School

Sustainable Architectural Models
SHoP Architects

Patagonia: Reducing our Footprint: Reporting and Action
Nate Paulson, Patagonia Westport Store Manager